Chaos and chaotic fluid mixing

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Chaos and chaotic fluid mixing

Very simple mathematical equations can give rise to surprisingly complicated, chaotic dynamics, with behavior that is sensitive to small deviations in the initial conditions. We  illustrate this with a single recurrence  equation that can be  easily simulated, and with mixing in simple fluid flows.

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Mathematical subjects

Numerics and Scientific Computing

Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Life Science
Physics

Author(s)

Tom Solomon
Senior Editor:
Carla Cederbaum
Junior Editor:
Daniel Kronberg

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier)

10.14760/SNAP-2015-005-EN

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Mathematical subjects

Algebra and Number Theory
Analysis
Didactics and Education
Discrete Mathematics and Foundations
Geometry and Topology
Numerics and Scientific Computing
Probability Theory and Statistics

Connections to other fields

Chemistry and Earth Science
Computer Science
Engineering and Technology
Finance
Humanities and Social Sciences
Life Science
Physics
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